Pollution News week ending December 7th 2014

The news items and blog posts that got our attention this week:

From theguardian.com:
Air pollution costs Britain £10bn a year, report shows
Britain is third highest contributor to air pollution that costs Europe up to £149bn a year, says EU agency report.

From dosomething.org:
11 Facts About Factory Farms and the Environment
Factory farming accounts for 37% of methane (CH4) emissions. Methane has more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2

From cmu.edu:
Breathe Cam Lets Citizens Document Pittsburgh’s Visual Air Pollution
A system of four cameras, called Breathe Cam, now keeps a constant watch on air quality over Pittsburgh, providing citizens with a new interactive tool for monitoring and documenting visual pollution.

From treehugger.com:
Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability?
The Double Pyramid is an innovative way of portraying how the ecological footprints of our food compare to their nutritional value

From theguardian.com:
Israel nature reserve oil spill ‘one of country’s worst ever
Millions of litres of oil gushing out of a breached pipeline flooded a desert nature reserve in Israel overnight, causing one of the country’s worst environmental disasters

From theguardian.com:
The hottest year ever around the world – in pictures
Striking images capture the effects of extreme weather around the world in 2014, a year that saw record average temperatures from Australia to Europe

From grist.org:
ALEC (not Baldwin) is trying to destroy the environment
Lobbying behemoth American Legislative Exchange Council plans to attack environmental protections when Republicans take control of Congress and several state legislatures.

From theguardian.com:
Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report
Preventing catastrophic warming is dependent on tackling meat and dairy consumption, but the world is doing very little

From peakoil.com:
There Are A Hundred Flashing Red Warning Signs Coming from the Environment
If the world tips from a stable climate to a less stable one, as it has done many times in the past, then growing enough food for everyone will become difficult if not impossible.

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